Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-

Variant names

Hide Profile

Jimmy Hoffa a U.S. union and labor leader. He was born in Brazil, Indiana in 1913 and began his work as a union organizer with Detroit's Local 299 of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in 1932. By December, 1946 he was president of Local 299. In 1952 he was elected international vice president of the Teamsters Union, and in 1957 he became international president. Under his leadership, the Teamsters negotiated the National Master Freight Agreement, the first nationwide collective bargaining agreement covering nearly every single truck driver in the United States.

Starting in 1957, Hoffa was the subject of government investigations which led to his imprisionment in federal prison in 1967. He retained presidency of the Teamsters. President Nixon commuted Hoffa's sentence in 1971 on condition that Hoffa no longer has any relationship with organized labor. Hoffa disappeared on July 30, 1975 and is presumed murdered. He was declared legally dead July 30, 1982.

From the description of James R. Hoffa collection. [1959]. (University of Victoria Libraries). WorldCat record id: 667848518

James "Jimmy" Hoffa, head of the Detroit Teamsters union was presumably killed by organized crime members.

From the description of Collection, 1954, 1960. (Clarke Historical Library). WorldCat record id: 40419781

Archival Resources
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Class 156 (Labor Management Relations) Case Files Enclosures
referencedIn Labor Leader Biographies, 1873-2010 Kheel Center for Labor-Management Documentation and Archives
referencedIn Victor Rabinowitz Papers, Bulk, 1955-1980, 1918-2003, (Bulk 1955-1980) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 567 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Guide to the Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives Moving Images Collection, 1920-1969 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman: Legal Files, Bulk, 1940-1985, 1915-1992, (Bulk 1940-1985) Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn Earl Browder Papers, 1879-1990 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn Carr, Laurence. Kennedy at Colonus: typescript, n.d. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Eldon Pletcher Papers, 1951-1966, 1959-1965 Syracuse University. Library. Special Collections Research Center
referencedIn White House Bulk Mail Files (Johnson Administration). 11/22/1963 - 1/20/1969. Jimmy Hoffa Trial Bulk Mail Files Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
referencedIn Romer, Sam. Sam Romer papers, 1948-1964. Minnesota Historical Society, Division of Archives and Manuscripts
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Class 51 (Offenses against Public Justice, Bribery and Perjury) Litigation Case Files National Archives at College Park
referencedIn Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968. Letter to Herchel C. Loveless. Washington, DC. 1958 Jan. 21. University of Iowa Libraries
referencedIn Records of U.S. Attorneys. 1821 - 1994. Selected Case Files National Archives at New York
referencedIn The James Neff Labor Archives - the IBT Collection 1953-1989 George Washington University
creatorOf International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 407 (Cleveland, Ohio). Records 1960-1976. Western Reserve Historical Society, Research Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 13 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn MacKinnon, George E., 1906-1995. George E. MacKinnon Papers, 1927-1995. Minnesota Historical Society Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 495 Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-. Clipping collection, 1957-1968. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. President's Office. Records, ca. 1938-1965, bulk 1949-1965 Rutgers University
referencedIn James R. Hoffa Documentation Collection 1934-2011. George Washington University
referencedIn Freedom Forum. Freedom Forum records, 1959-1978. University at Albany, University Libraries
referencedIn Oliver F. Atkins photograph collection, 1943-1975 George Mason University. Libraries. Special Collections & Archives
referencedIn Kaiser, Anthony. Papers, 1946-1979. Wayne State University
referencedIn [Interview with Clark Mollenhoff on the Senate labor racket hearings] [motion picture] / [production company unknown] Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Dwight D. Eisenhower Library Oral History Collection. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Transcripts. 1962 - 1998. Oral History Interviews with Herbert Brownell Dwight D. Eisenhower Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 773 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Lawrence N. Steinberg papers, 1936-1969 and 1996 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Smith, Howard K. (Howard Kingsbury), 1914-2002. Papers, 1941-1963. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 611 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 17 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 506 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Michigan. Legal Division. Records of the Office of Attorney General, Legal Division, 1919-1963. State Archive of Michigan
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. White House telephone tape number 16 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. Series 6, Subseries 5. Harry Van Arsdale interview, 1977. Cornell University Library
creatorOf Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-. Collection, 1954, 1960. Clarke Historical Library
referencedIn Company records., 1867-1969 (bulk 1898-1960). Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Executive Office Building tape number 360 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 610 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Guide to the Daily Worker and Daily World Photographs Collection, 1920-2001 Tamiment Library and Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives
referencedIn White House Staff Member and Office Files (Nixon Administration). 1/20/1969 - 8/9/1974. J. Fred Buzhardt's Files Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn Pre-Presidential Papers of Richard M. Nixon. 1946 - 1963. General Correspondence Richard Nixon Library
creatorOf Hoffa, James R. (James Riddle), 1913-. James R. Hoffa collection. [1959]. University of Victoria Libraries, UVic
referencedIn Jay G. Hayden scrapbooks, 1916-1965 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Utah labor archive audio-visual collection, 1948-1961 J. Willard Marriott Library. University of Utah Audio Visual Archives
referencedIn Arnoni, M. S. (Menachem S.), 1922-1985. Menachem Arnoni collection, 1961-1968. Boston University. School of Medicine
referencedIn Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations (Nixon Administration). 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Sound Recordings of Meetings and Telephone Conversations. 2/16/1971 - 7/18/1973. Oval Office tape number 698 Richard Nixon Library
referencedIn General Records of the Department of Justice. 1790 - 2002. Class 156 (Labor Management Relations) Litigation Case Files National Archives at College Park
referencedIn McClellan, John L. (John Little), 1896-1977. John L. McClellan Collection, 1922-1977. Ouachita Baptist University, Riley-Hickingbotham Library
referencedIn Mamet, David. Hoffa : screenplay, 1990 February. New York Public Library System, NYPL
referencedIn Lawrence N. Steinberg papers, 1936-1969 and 1996 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn Mollenhoff, Clark R., 1921- . Papers, 1936-1990. Wisconsin Historical Society, Newspaper Project
referencedIn White, Walter, 1906-. Oral history interview with Walter White, 1975 April 16, 18, 21, 23 and 1975 May 12, 14, 15, 19, 20, 21. University of North Texas Library, UNT
referencedIn George E. MacKinnon papers., 1927-1995. Minnesota Historical Society
referencedIn Boris, Robert. The Kennedy-Hoffa War, screenplay by Robert Boris. Cornell University Library
referencedIn International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 833 (Kohler, Wis.). UAW Local 833 records, 1897-1965, (bulk 1933-1960). Wayne State University. Archives of Labor and Urban Affairs
referencedIn Lawrence N. Steinberg papers, 1936-1969 and 1996 Bentley Historica Library University of Michigan
referencedIn International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America records, 1950-1970, 1959-1969 University of Washington Libraries Special Collections
Role Title Holding Repository
referencedIn Papers of Drew Pearson. 1915 - 1969. Files from the Georgetown Office and Residence Lyndon Baines Johnson Library
Relation Name
associatedWith Allen, Paul. person
correspondedWith Arnoni, M. S. (Menachem S.), 1922-1985. person
associatedWith Associated Press. corporateBody
associatedWith Atkins, Oliver F., 1916-1977. person
associatedWith Boris, Robert. person
associatedWith Browder, Earl, 1891-1973 person
associatedWith Carr, Laurence. person
associatedWith Communist Party of the United States of America. corporateBody
associatedWith Dorfman, Allen M. person
associatedWith Frankenstein, Dick. person
associatedWith Freedom Forum. corporateBody
associatedWith Hayden, Jay G., 1884-1971 person
associatedWith International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. corporateBody
associatedWith International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Chauffeurs, Warehousemen, and Helpers of America. Local 407 (Cleveland, Ohio) corporateBody
associatedWith International Union of Electrical, Radio and Machine Workers. President's Office. corporateBody
correspondedWith International Union, United Automobile, Aircraft, and Agricultural Implement Workers of America. Local 833 (Kohler, Wis.) corporateBody
associatedWith John W. Thomas & Co. (Minneapolis, Minn.). corporateBody
correspondedWith Kaiser, Anthony. person
associatedWith Kennedy, John F. (John Fitzgerald), 1917-1963. person
associatedWith Kennedy, Robert F., 1925-1968. person
associatedWith MacKinnon, George E., 1906-1995. person
associatedWith Mamet, David. person
associatedWith McClellan, John L. (John Little), 1896-1977. person
associatedWith Michigan. Legal Division. corporateBody
associatedWith Mollenhoff, Clark R., 1921- . person
associatedWith National Union of Hospital and Health Care Employees. corporateBody
associatedWith Oliver F. Atkins, 1916-1977 person
associatedWith Pletcher, Eldon person
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Boudin, Standard, Krinsky and Lieberman. corporateBody
associatedWith Rabinowitz, Victor. person
associatedWith Richardson, Reed C., 1917- person
associatedWith Romer, Sam. person
associatedWith Smith, Howard K. (Howard Kingsbury), 1914-2002. person
associatedWith Steinberg, Lawrence N. person
associatedWith Tamiment Library. corporateBody
associatedWith United States. corporateBody
associatedWith White, Walter, 1906- person
Place Name Admin Code Country
United States
Detroit MI US
Indiana IN US
Michigan--Detroit
Subject
Labor leaders
Labor unions
Labor unions
Labor unions
Labor unions
Legislators
Mass media
Occupation
Labor Leader
Activity

Person

Birth 1913-02-14

Death 1975-07-30

Male

Americans

English

Information

Permalink: http://n2t.net/ark:/99166/w6r49wvd

Ark ID: w6r49wvd

SNAC ID: 73832671